People get all hung up on thinking they will have to change their evil ways, or become some kind of “goody two shoes.” Nothing could be further from the truth. While it is true that when you come face to face with salvation, you will feel an obligation to live more acceptable to Jesus, but thats because you realize the awesome thing He did for you by taking all of your sins upon himself. However, He doesn’t demand you never sin again because He knows that you cannot. He knows that your nature is to sin and therefore you could never live a sinless life like He did. He just asks for you to try to do your best to follow His example. That’s how easy it is to get saved. All you have to do is accept it. Hopefully you will later learn to treasure it.
Why is it low risk? Because you don’t have to invest a thing and there are no strings attached. Many people mistakenly think all you have to do is believe. Believing things is easy. Even when we were children we played “make believe.” So people find it hard to accept if all you have to do is believe. Anybody can believe anything they want.
Even though there is an element of belief in it, it is more important that you accept. You have to accept what God said. You have to allow God to have His own opinion instead of boxing Him into your beliefs. When God says He will save you if you accept Jesus, thats all on Him. There is nothing to analyze or contemplate. It’s all His doing. You don’t have to pay anything for it. He did it all. He either keeps His word or He doesn’t. It’s that simple. All you have to do is agree with Him: “All right, I’ll accept what you say and agree with you that Jesus’ death takes care of all of my sins if I just accept what you say.” Once you say something like that to Him, the rest is on Him to make good His promise. How much easer could it get than that. It’s His integrity at stake, not yours. He either keeps His word or He doesn’t.
Since salvation is so easy, and cost’s you nothing to get, I don’t know why people are not lined up just to get it! What could be a greater tragedy for man than to not take something that he was offered for free? Why in the world would people stand in line to pay for their sins by employing counselors and psychologist, when all they need to do is accept what God said? I know they have a problem accepting what God said, but all they need to do is just settle it in their own mind: “God said it! That’s all there is to it! For me, it’s settled!”